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Rwandan survivors commemorate Srebrenica genocide

Rwandan survivors yesterday gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the country’s capital, where some 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi lie buried, to commemorate a genocide which took place two decades ago on another continent - in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in July 1995.    Coming together on the eve of the official [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00July 11th, 2015|Memorial, Outreach|0 Comments

Haile Gebrselassie backs Kenya Champions Walk for Peace

Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie - who set 27 World records in his long career, and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners in history - has thrown his support behind the Kenya Champions Walk for Peace. It will see a group of top Kenyan athletes – including Wilson Kipsang, who broke Gebrselassie’s [...]

2015-10-02T07:09:46+01:00July 6th, 2015|Outreach|0 Comments

Kenya’s champion athletes to walk 500 miles for peace

Kenya’s North Rift Valley is being torn apart by growing armed violence between different ethnic groups, often centred around cattle rustling. In the past 18 months alone, hundreds of people have been killed and thousands displaced. Now a group of star Kenyan athletes – some of the World’s biggest names in distance running – are [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00June 29th, 2015|Outreach|0 Comments

How South Sudanese peace-builders are finding inspiration in Rwanda

Since December 2013, South Sudan’s civil war has left 50,000 people dead and driven 1.5 million from their homes – so far with little sign of an end in sight. There are, however, some glimmers of hope for the future; elements among South Sudanese civil society who believe important foundations for long term peace can [...]

Aegis shares lessons of hope from Rwanda as Central Africans seek peace

Held in the Central African Republic’s capital, 4-11 May, the ‘Bangui Forum for National Reconciliation’ drew around 700 leaders from across the political, religious and social spectrum in CAR, together with interim President Samba-Panza (pictured centre, above) and the leadership of the country’s transitional government. Participants included leaders of the Seleka and Anti-Balaka, rival armed [...]

Students to seek ‘Action For C.A.R.’ in 2015

On Sunday 14 December, students from across the UK gathered at the Weiner Library in Central London to attend the Aegis Students National Conference. Over 30 students from seven different universities spent the day discussing and debating ideas and strategies for the 2015 student-led campaign ‘Action for C.A.R.’ Despite over 5000 people being killed in [...]

2015-10-02T07:18:30+01:00December 1st, 2014|Outreach, Students|0 Comments

Case made in Westminster for supporting peace in Central African Republic

Stephen Twigg MP raised concerns in Westminster yesterday about the ongoing situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Twigg is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, the secretariat for which is provided by the Aegis Trust. An Aegis delegation recently met with faith leaders, the [...]

Raleigh prize for Aegis Citycard Cycles Challenge goes to aid worker in Central African Republic

After raising almost $2,000 in sponsorship for an incredible 100km ride with the Central African Republic’s national cycling team through the streets of Bangui, the country’s war-torn capital, development worker David de Armey (pictured, left) has won the draw for the top prize in the 2014 Aegis Citycard Cycles Challenge – a Raleigh Revenio Carbon 1, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00October 16th, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments

Olympic medallist leads international cycling challenge for Aegis

The Aegis Citycard Cycles 100km challenge drew to a close in style this week as riders took to the road in the Central African Republic and in the UK with double Olympic medallist Bryan Steel. Raising funds for Aegis, the ride featured a team of more than a dozen participants from Nottingham City Council – [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:05+01:00October 1st, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments

Raleigh puts up prize for Aegis 100km September cycling challenge

Aegis is delighted that Raleigh, the famed British cycling brand which has been creating bikes in Nottingham for well over a century, has joined Nottingham City Council and others to sponsor a 100km cycling challenge for Aegis this month by providing the top prize for the draw which participants can enter by raising sponsorship. The £1,250 Raleigh Revenio [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:18+01:00September 22nd, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments